The «Αthens Principles» in Davos

The «Αthens Principles» in Davos

Prominent personalities were present in the World Economic Forum held in Davos, on the 25th till the 29th of January 2006, such as the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Kofi Annan, governmental and non-governmental officials, businessmen, as well as Nobel Peace Prize laureates, writers and artists recruited in the fight for the human rights protection – the actress Angelina Jolie, UN Goodwill Ambassador, the musician Bono, who is actively involved in the fight against poverty in Africa, and others.

The aim of the Forum was to put forward the big issues – financial and social that concern our planet,

International Conference “Women in the Service of Peace” in Paris

The International Seminar “”Women in the Service of Peace”” organized at UNESCO Headquarters on June 2004, on the initiative of H.E. Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak and Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, aimed to “highlight the important role that women play in support of peace and the need for them to be recognized as full partners in the processes of decision-making and political negotiations” […]

Exhibition of Traditional and Contemporary Handicrafts from Jordan.

The opening of the “Jordan River Foundation” exhibition entitled “Traditional and Contemporary Handicrafts from Jordan” was held at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens; a unique and representative sample of the art of weaving and handicrafts : carpets, tapestries, table cloths, drapes etc, which reflect the heritage of one of the oldest civilisations of the Middle East. […]

Second European Meeting of Legal Practitioners in relation to Juvenile justice

The “Foundation for the Child and the Family” in cooperation with the “”Fondation pour l’’ enfance”” (France) organized the Second European Meeting of Legal Practitioners in relation to Juvenile Justice in Athens, in March 2003. The first meeting was held by the “Fondation pour l’Enfance” in November 2000, in Paris.

The aim of the Second Meeting which was held under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Justice and with financial support from the GROTIUS-II Programme of the European Commission, was the protection of minors from the children’s pornography on the Internet and the sexual exploitation for commercial purposes,

The protection of world heritage

World heritage, both cultural and natural, is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Irrespective of where and when the magnificent cultural monuments have been created and the beauties of nature are located, they are a source of life and inspiration which belong to all the people in the world. […]

Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders who change our world

A book, a theatre performance and an exhibition of pictures were the three aspects of the event «Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders who change our world», which was organised in Athens on June 2002 by the Foundation for the Child and the Family, aiming to support the Greek Committee of Amnesty International. The event was held under the auspices of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Kostis Stefanopoulos, and with the sponsorship of Vardis and Marianna Vardinoyannis.

The book called «Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders who change our world» is the lifetime work of Kerry Kennedy Cuomo,